SUGGESTIONS FOR PREPARING POSTERS
- The poster boards, to be supplied
by the hotel, will be 110 cm wide by 90 cm high.
Posters should be attached using adhesive tacks (Blu-Tack) which will be supplied.
The lettering should be large enough to be read by someone standing 2 m back from the poster.
following text sizes are suggested:
Title: 2 cm
Authors' names and affiliations: 1½ cm
- Section headings (ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, etc.): 1-1½ cm
The text itself should be of the order of 5-10 mm high.
For clarity, use lots of diagrams, lots of colour, and not many words.
Use phrases and short sentences in "bullet points"
It is recommended that the poster be divided into sections:
a one or two sentence abstract;
- problem definition and/or aims;
It is recommended that posters be prepared on large (A2 or A3) sheets,
or even full size (A0), and not on A4 or quarto sheets taped together,
the result of which looks amateurish.
The rules for the preparation of good slides apply
equally to the preparation of good posters:
- keep them simple
- avoid overcrowding and excessive information
- use large lettering and thick lines
- "one picture is worth a thousand words"
PRINT THIS PAGE
and fix it to a wall to see how the letters in this
sentence appear from
a convenient viewing distance.